Finally I am able to share with you what will hopefully give 6 million people, my people, a voice in South Africa. I am honored to be executive producing this project along with my dear friends Kiersten Dunbar Chace and Brad Bauer. "Tea with Madiba - A 20 year post apartheid journey" is a documentary film aimed at giving a voice to a community in the new South Africa who still don't have one. It honors the legacy of Nelson Mandela ( Madiba ) and his dream of a unified and free nation. Please take 8 minutes to watch and share with your friends and family and if you can - help. This project means so much to me, to Kiersten, to Brad and to my family and friends in South Africa. Thank you so much from the bottom of my heart for your ongoing support.
Much love, LA x
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Colm Feore, Lesley-Ann Brandt and Tahmoh Pennikett joins the Indie Film - Painkillers.
"Colm Feore (Revolution, The Borgias) has joined the Peter Winther-directed indie Painkillers. He will play Dr. Troutman, a military doctor who treats soldiers with post-traumatic distress disorders in the sci-fi thriller produced by Liberation Pictures, Badlands Features and Ferns Entertainment. From an original screenplay by Jason Groce and Kirk Roos, Painkillers is set to start filming early next year in Alberta. Battlestar Galactica alum Tahmoh Penikett and Spartacus’ Lesley-Ann Brandt also are set for the pic. Feore’s upcoming films include Paramount’s Jack Ryan and Sony’s The Amazing Spider-Man 2. He is repped by Coronel Group."
"Michael Graziadei (American Horror Story), Lesley-Ann Brandt (Spartacus) and Louise Lombard (CSI) have been cast in Lifetime’s dystopian future drama pilot The Lottery, written by Timothy J. Sexton and directed by Danny Cannon. The Warner Horizon-produced conspiracy thriller is set in a world where women have stopped having children threatening extinction of the human race. When 100 embryos are successfully fertilized, a national lottery is held to decide the surrogates.
Lesley-Ann Brandt, repped by Innovative Artists, LuberRoklin and Matt Rosen, will play Casey, a U.S. soldier longing for a child who jumps at the shot at being a surrogate by participating in the lottery. She has recurred on Single Ladies and the upcoming Killer Women and can be seen in Drift."
ABC's new Texan drama has just received its January 7th 2014 air date. Lesley-Ann will guest star on episode 5 of the season. The show has received much industry hype and has a fantastic cast lead by Tricia Helfer. It also stars Spanish beauty Marta Milans, Michael Trucco, Mark Blucas, Alex Fernandez and Alexandra Pomales.
Lesley-Ann's feature film Drift has been released in the US on your cable provider or iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/movie/drift/id661004756
Also, Drift will be released in 10 US cinema locations on August 2nd.
It's a great story on any format, but really amazing to the watch the action on a big screen!
If you like the film, please review and rate it on iTunes, IMDB or Rotten Tomatoes as this helps keep the film high on the digital platform and cinema ratings.
The film received outstanding reviews from Australian critics and audiences during it's 2 month plus cinema run. (see below)
Lionsgate has released the domestic trailer for Drift, the Australian surf drama directed by Ben Nott and Morgan O’Neill. Set in 1970s Austrailia, Drift centers on two brothers who launch a surf gear business.
Letoya Luckett, Damien Wayans and Lesley-Ann Brandt have been added to VH1‘s series Single Ladies. They are set for major recurring/possible regular roles. Luckett will play Felicia Price, the icy and aloof founder and Senior Partner of Price Management, one of the most influential music management companies in the world. Wayans will play David Berenger, April’s (Charity Shea) main foil at Price Management — a masterful sycophant, and a slick manager on the Atlanta music scene. Brandt, repped by Innovative and New Wave Entertainment, plays Naomi Cox, a demure, sexy, scheming gold-digger who is a constant thorn in Keisha’s (LisaRaye McCoy) side. Luckett and Wayans are repped by Resolution. [source: Deadline.com - Hollywood]
Australians! Drift is currently in theaters nation wide and we are offering those who have not seen the film yet an opportunity to get an autographed picture from Lesley-Ann. Simply go see the film between now and the weekend, take a picture of your ticket stub where you saw the film, send your details and picture to email@example.com and we'll send one of these pictures to you signed by Lesley-Ann herself! Tell your friends about this too!
Thank you to everyone who came out in support of Best Friends and their NKLA initiative. Over 400 animals found forever homes which is a tremendous achievement.
408 dogs and cats, 2 bunnies and 1 boa constrictor not counting the rescue groups that don't do adoptions on site.
"[...] It is certainly the best to date, if we define a great dramatic surfing movie as one that has a good story, great surfing and an appeal beyond those who surf." - writes The Sydney Morning Herald in their review. Drift is in Australian and Japanese theatres as of May 2nd.
Lesley-Ann's feature film Drift has been judged best narrative feature at the Rincon International Film Festival held in Puerto Rico, IF Magazine reports. Drift is co-directed by Morgan O'Neill and Ben Nott and is produced by Tim Duffy, Michele Bennet and Myles Pollard.
Drift hits Australian cinemas on May 2 and US on August 2.
Drift premiered in Australia last month and will open country wide on May 2 as well as in Japan. The film will also be released throughout Europe and distributors Rekin Hill have announced the US release date of August 2. The film will be available June 2 on video on demand via Lionsgate. It's a similar release model to more niche market independent features however Drift producers and director Morgan O'Neil say it's a story about surfing for sure but also about family so there is something we can all relate to in that.
THE AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE OF FEATURE FILM DRIFT IN WA’S SOUTH WEST
On Thursday March 21, a 50m red carpet was rolled out for the Australian Premiere of the surfing feature film DRIFT. 1300 invited guests attended the outdoor screening taking place at Caves House in Yallingup, the biggest premiere of its kind in Western Australian history. The premiere took the film back to its roots in WA’s South West where the film was made, taking place amongst the historic Caves House gardens with the movie projected onto a 12m inflatable outdoor screen.
I'm thrilled to once again be a part of the annual AUSXIP Starship Charity Auction benefitting the Starship Children's Hospital. They provide families with medical assistance regardless of their financial situation and rely heavily on public support in order to maintain equipment and to provide the high standard of health care for children that is currently available.
Drift is set for a small premier in honor of the location of where filming took place, Margaret River in Western Australia. The actual Australian release will be May 2 and a Sydney premier will be planned around this date.
The US will wait until August 2013 when the film be be released theatrically and producers are planning a Los Angeles premier to coincide with this.
Lesley-Ann will appear on Gabrielle Union's new show, Being Mary Jane. Written and directed by husband and wife team Salim Akil & Mara Brock Akil, Being Mary Jane is a new 1hr show for the BET network and will air in spring of 2013. The show also stars Omari Hardwick, Lisa Vidal, Brely Evans, Latarsha Rose and Richard Roundtree and is currently in production in Atlanta.
Lesley-Ann along with the Spartacus cast pay tribute to those affected by breast cancer. The book is shot by Spartacus director, TJ Scott and all proceeds benefit Breast Cancer research. To finance all of the production costs a Kickstarter page has been created so you can back the project!
New poster for Lesley-Ann's feature film Drift (starring Sam Worthington, Myles Pollard, Xavier Samuel, Aaron Glenane and Robyn Malcolm) is released. Drift's release is set for April/May of 2013 according to sources at World Wide Mind and will have red carpet premiers in both Los Angeles and Australia.
If you have combination skin like mine you're most likely oily through the T-Zone and normal or dry on your cheeks which can cause the pores around your nose to be slightly enlarged. So while I love my Environ skincare, I've recently discovered Perricone MD Intensive Pore Minimizer.
I wanted to share with you one of my favorite American fashion blogs "Stuff She Likes". It is the brainchild of uber cool and ridiculously stylish Taye Hansberry who I have the pleasure of knowing personally. It's my home page on my computer and every morning I wake up to read what this lady's been up to, think of it as a one stop shop for fashion, makeup, trends, where to eat etc. [...]
I'm in beautiful Savannah Georgia and we've just wrapped on the dark comedy Killing Winston Jones. This film has been such a joy to make and I really cannot wait for you all to see it. Savannah is simply gorgeous, so much American history and culture here and I've filled up my instagram with all the beautiful Georgian architecture. I've had an absolute blast with the cast, Danny Masterson, Danny Glover, Jon Heder, Richard Dryfuss, Aly Michalka and Tyler Labine and of course our director Joel David Moore. They are rare breed of talent, class and humility. It's been a blast, but after 3 weeks on location I'm looking forward to getting back to Eli and my LA family to celebrate Xmas!
Lesley-Ann and Emma Kenney (Shameless) along with friend Sarah Sonneville and their dogs Eli and Millie join forces at this years Strut Your Mutt! An initiative by Best Friends Animal Society, aimed at helping homeless pets.
Lesley-Ann will be attending the Hampton's Film Festival from Oct 4th-8th along with her Drift directors and producer Morgan O'Neil, Ben Nott and Tim Duffy. Drift has recently acquired it's American distributor Wrekin Hill Entertainment and is slated for release in the US and Australia in Feb/March 2013. The film will have a worldwide theatrical release in Europe, Asia and South Africa, details of these dates are yet to be released. Drift stars Sam Worthington, Xavier Samuel, Lesley-Ann Brandt, Myles Pollard, Robyn Malcolm and Aaron Glenane.
Lesley-Ann and actress Emma Kenney (Shameless) are teaming up at this years "Strut your Mutt" on September 22nd 2012 at Pan Pacific Park, an event run by Best Friends Animal Society.
Lesley-Ann and Emma have formed a Hollywood Mutts team, which allows any one of you to donate $30 and join them and their pets to help raise money for homeless pets across the country. Information on the event can be found here http://www.strutyourmutt.org/index.cfm?...&id=1004 and if you'd like to join Emma and Lesley-Ann's team you can register here http://bit.ly/emmaSYM
UPDATE: If you can't be there in person, you can still join and be part of the team for $10 for a 'virtual' walk! Thanks for your support!
"Well, I'm back in LA after an awesome weekend at Wizard Comic Con in Chicago. Firstly, thank you to all those lovely folks who came out to see Craig, Katrina and myself. You Chi Town locals sure do know how to make a girl feel special. I seriously had so much fun with you all and I hope you guys enjoyed our little trio.
Some highlights? Well, I literally wanted to kidnap every cute kid that came near me, (I dunno, I'm feeling broody I guess), so I have to thank the mothers of the adorable little babies and toddlers for putting up with my need to cuddle their little ones. I also have to make mention that I was pleased to meet some of you who post regularly on my Facebook and Twitter pages. Always lovely putting a face to the name, yes Queen, this one is for you. [...]"
Lesley-Ann is attending the Wizard Con in Chicago from the August 9th to 11th. You have a chance to have your photograph taken with her and get a signed autograph! Lesley-Ann will also be appearing on the Chicago Fox TV morning show with her fellow Spartacus, Legend of the Seeker and Diplomatic Immunity cast mate, Craig Parker.
She'll keep you all updated on her Chicago trip via Twitter. Be sure to follow her. Lots of pictures to come!
Lesley-Ann attended the opening of the new Pinup Girl Boutique this month.
You might recall that she has worked with the clothing line on various shoots that are shot by CEO Laura Byrnes and is also featured in the upcoming DVD by head makeup artist/designer Micheline Pitt along with Spartacus co-star Erin Cummings.
Welcome to the new and improved site! Roland has been working tirelessly with me on this and I'd just like to say a huge THANK YOU to him for all his hard work.
As you can see, I've been doing lots of fun new photo shoots and we've added some new content as well. In particular I'd like to direct you to the "Living Green" section in the charity section as well as the NKLA tab. Here I will be talking about eco friendly brands and products I've come across and where you can purchase them." [...]
"'Drift', the film I did with Sam Worthington and the delightful Xavier Samuel, Robyn Malcolm and Myles Pollard will be released next year around Feb or March. It was presented at the Cannes Film Festival this year and has received great feedback. For those who don't know, 'Drift' is loosely based on the Quicksilver story and is set in the 70's, right on the cusp of when this recreational activity turned into a professional sport.
More recently, I had the pleasure of visiting the Wizard Comic Con with my Spartacus co stars, Craig Parker and Katrina Law. Firstly, Philly was so beautiful and so rich with culture. I loved walking "The streets of Philadelphia", as Craig and I kept singing, soaking in the history and architecture." [...]